Saturday, August 11, 2012

Four Star Stakes Saturday

A terrific Stakes Saturday is on tap today.  The Arilington Million is only a week a way and there will be TURF.  Today we will warm up with a couple of Turf try's at Saratoga and Del Mar.

Saratoga Race 11 {Four Star Dave~G2~1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A great field of nine will make their way onto the Saratoga inner Turf course.  A good deal of speed will give this race an honest pace. 

#3 Get Stormy (Castro / Bush) should be able to control the pace with a close-up forwardly placed run.  He holds the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and has put in the best workout tab of three high octane workouts.  Additionally, he loves, loves, loves the Saratoga course.
$1 WIN / $2 SHOW.

#2 Wise Dan (J. Velazquez / Lopresti) will be fearsome challenger with the highest last out speed number at a longer route and three tenacious workouts.  He should press the pace and strike hard in the stretch.
$1 PLACE / $1 SHOW.

#1 Data Link (Solis / McGaughey) should also be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number at a longer route and three robust workouts.  He could be the beneficiary of a tepid pace.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Upgrade (Rosario / Nihei) will be in the hunt with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three hearty workouts.  He should be part of the forwardly placed group ready to make a good effort into the turn.

#7 Corporate Jungle (Castellano / C. Brown) will also enjoin the turf battle with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and four superb workouts.  He should track the pace and get a first jump on the pace setters.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Get Stormy / #2 Wise Dan / #1 Data Link / #8 Upgrade, #7 Corporate Jungle.

Del Mar Race 8 {La Jolla Handicap~G2~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year old~Stakes}
An interesting race will unfold with a tiny field of four.  Any one of these four talented horses are capable of winning.  It will be a speed laden turf romp which could open it up for the sole closer.

#1 Blingo (Smith / Shirreffs) might have a pace advantage as the others in here will be producing some afterburn with their speedy styles.  He will be stretching out in distance and has put in two endurance enhancing workouts.  Could surprise these guys.
$2 WIN / $2 SHOW.

All others in this field, #2 Old Time Hockey (Talamo / Shirreffs), #4 Chips All In (Gomez / Mullins), and #5 My Best Brother (M. Garcia / Canani) should be considered in this great race.

NO 10 CENT Superfecta
Small field precludes this one from having a 10 CENT Superfecta.

Friday's Results
Saratoga R9.  Hall of Fame Stakes--G2.  This one went off the TURF and onto the muck.  Our first pick, Daddy Nose Best, finished 3rd for show money of $1.35.  Our second pick, Quick Wit, won (1st) for place money of $3.50 and show money of $1.85.  Our third pick, Optimizer, finished 5th.
There was NO 10 CENT Superfecta for this race.
Bankroll gets a bump to $10.15.

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